Monk: Season 1, Episode 12

Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger (11 Oct. 2002)

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When monk's favorite singer, Willie Nelson, is suspected of murdering his tour manager, Monk steps in to clear his name.

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David Anderson ...
Jason 'Sonny' Cross
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Jay 'Mad Dog' Michaels ...
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Mickey Raphael ...
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Country singer Willie Nelson, who portrays himself, becomes the prime suspect when his manager is murdered, but the only witness is a blind woman who claims to have overheard a scuffle and can identify Willie as the murderer by his voice. At first Stottlemeyer (who is on the case despite a broken arm) is reluctant to arrest the famous singer on such shaky evidence, but a video tape convinces him that Willie must indeed be guilty. But for Monk, the fact that a note used to lure the victim to his death refers to him as "J. Cross" while Willie refers to him as "Sonny" casts doubt on the blind woman's story. Determined for the sake of his dead wife, Trudy, a devoted fan, to prove the singer innocent, Monk interviews the blind woman and investigates the manager's less than reputable background, searching for the clue he needs to clear the singer's name. Written by WyattJones

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This episode was originally written for Ringo Starr. However, since the crime involved the victim being shot in an alley, the producers thought it too reminiscent of John Lennon's assassination. They also considered singers Brian Wilson and James Taylor before deciding to go with Willie Nelson. See more »

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Most of the time, the streaker is carefully made to look naked but during his run through the park, there is a clear and obvious shot showing that he is wearing black underwear. See more »

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[Disher takes off in pursuit of a streaker]
Lt. Randall Disher: We have a suspect, male Caucasian.
Officer: What's he wearing?
Lt. Randall Disher: Grey sneakers!
Officer: Any other details?
Lt. Randall Disher: He's not Jewish!
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References Spartacus (1960) See more »

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On The Road Again
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Written and performed by Willie Nelson
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Enjoyable episode
20 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I liked this episode, but mainly because of who the 'stranger' was. It is unlikely that Monk would be a country fan I think, but he plays the clarinet in this episode and I've got a soft spot for the clarinet. It is painful to watch him (Monk) attempt to play the instrument after someone else tongues the reed, but that is par for the course with this show. It's these elements that make it a show above the usual detective fare. But again, the person that is the suspect is obvious from the start, it's just left up to Monk to tell us how it was done. I give up on caring about the crimes but love to watch Monk and Sharona interact and think they are the best duo in a long, long time on television.


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